THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Remember how tight security was for “The Dark Knight?” I wonder if videos like this one from Subaruwrxfan are part of director Christopher Nolan’s plan:
I also wonder if Joseph Gordon-Levitt will ever change his trademark tie/casual attire.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
GRIFF THE INVISIBLE
Star Ryan Kwanten stopped by the CBR Yacht during Comic-Con to discuss his upcoming superhero film:
Release date: August 19th, 2011
Deadline reports that Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to star in the film based on the Steven Grant graphic novel. Here’s how the site describes the story: “The drama is about a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer who unwittingly investigate each other as each steals mob money.” Director David O. Russell previously circled the project with Vince Vaughn as a possible lead. Now, with Wahlberg comes an entirely different entourage.
Yeah, I made that pun.
Release date: TBA
SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL
Today’s gift from the Facebook Man of Steel community of fan pages is this video of the Kents out on the road:
Okay, I’m officially curious as to what is happening in Smallville.
Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: June 14th 2013
On his blog, creator Brian Wood mentions a TV deal that almost happened. “We also had a near miss with setting DMZ up as a television show, at a verrrry respectable network, and its a bit crushing. I had hoped the whole new ‘DC Entertainment’ meant they’d be better about this sort of thing… and this deal seemed like a gift from heaven… but apparently not,” he writes. Of course, once a project gets any interest, it’s never really dead until the pilot has been made and rejected.
THE WALKING DEAD
As we reported here at CBR yesterday, a new Hollywood Reporter article claims that executive producer Frank Darabont was fired from his post by AMC. According to THR, “The cast was summoned to a lunch meeting with AMC vp scripted programming Ben Davis, who confirmed that Darabont was out. The crew was briefed separately. One insider says those gathered were stunned at ‘the duplicity of AMC’ for having used Darabont to promote the show at Comic-Con before firing him. And they were angry about the lack of explanation; they were simply told, cryptically, ‘This isn’t working.'” I suggest you click through and read the whole thing as it’ll give you a better perspective on the growing pains of cable TV’s transition into scripted programming.
Premieres: October 12th, 2011
Geek Tyrant reports that a new UC San Diego study reveals people like stories better when they’re spoiled. According to the study, “Subjects significantly preferred the spoiled versions of ironic-twist stories, where, for example, it was revealed before reading that a condemned man’s daring escape is all a fantasy before the noose snaps tight around his neck. Subjects read stories as-is and with introductory paragraphs that gave away the endings, or spoilers. In almost all cases, they preferred the “spoiled” stories.” So I guess that means you won’t mind if I reveal critical details of high-profile films, right? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of a spoiler-filled world.